5 Skin Care Rituals I Hate to Skip



We, women, all have busy lives and a never ending “to-do” list,
most of you might be a lot like me,
I never think about how I’ve treated my skin until the end of the day when it’s time to turn in for the night.

We cannot exactly stop the aging process but I don’t mind slowing it down…
at the end of my twenties, I started paying attention to my skin and it’s appearance.

So I started taking an interest in developing a skin care routine, the problem?
Everything looked soooooo overwhleming!

Where does one start?

HERE. I have five easy ideas to get you on the road to better looking skin.
It’s easier than one might imagine! I’m sharing five simple skin rituals, that I, personally, HATE to miss.

Why? Because when I skimp out on one, I notice a huge difference in the overall appearance and with sometimes it’s almost INSTANTLY.

5 Skin Care Rituals I Hate to Skip

  1. Water.
    Hydrate your skin from the inside out. Everyone will not agree that water consumption will improve skin… but it certainly can’t hurt! I try to drink at least 8 cups of water. I’ve noticed that when I don’t, the lines on my face are more prominent and I look and feel tired.
  2. Sleep.
    I have to admit, this is tough one for me. I have four babies, it’s the best time for me to get this blogging stuff done, HOWEVER, this is when your body is repairing itself. Not getting adequate sleep interrupts that process and releases stress hormones, that breaks down collagen in the skin. So get the sleep you need, your body will thank you in the long run!
  3. Sunscreen.
    If you don’t need a flashlight to see outside, you need sunscreen on your face. Applying it slows down the aging process, prevents brown spots and skin discolorations, and blotchiness. I wasn’t always faithful to do this in my twenties and as soon as my first sun spot showed up, the sunscreen was always on! It’s the most highly recommended skin treatment – no excuses.
  4. Wash Your Face Every Night.
    Just do it. Sometimes, I’m too tired to spend the extra few minutes to clean up. But as I mentioned during my sleep point (#2), your skin is repairing itself and you want to give your skin full opportunity to take advantage of this repairing cycle. If you get too tired, the least you could do it splash your face with warm-hot water and cotton ball with toner and wipe off makeup debris.
  5. Exfoliate 3x a week.
    Exfoliation removes the oldest dead skin cells on the skin’s outermost surface. It’s tempting to do it every night but every skin care professional I have ever spoken to suggests, 3x a week. That’s where OZ Naturals Face Scrub Exfoliant comes in, it’s a scrub than contains lactic acid and alpha lipoic acid. Both acids are great for slowing the aging process, by breaking down and removing dead skin cells, revealing the glow of healthy skin beneath, and assists in reducing fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of premature aging from sun damage. This face scrub exfoliate utilizes bamboo to gently exfoliate skin and unclog pores without irritation, drying or stripping!
    5 Skin Rituals I Hate to Skip
    Here’s how to use it:

    • put a nickel size amount of powder into your hand.
      5 Skin Rituals I Hate to Skip
    • add a little water.
      5 Skin Rituals I Hate to Skip
    • mix to create a paste like substance.
      5 Skin Rituals I Hate to Skip
    • apply onto face, gently exfoliate in a circular motion.
      5 Skin Rituals I Hate to Skip
    • leave on for 5 minutes and rinse.
      5 Skin Rituals I Hate to Skip
    • finally, MOISTURIZE.

I have noticed that after every time I use this, my skin feels firmer, my pores appear smaller, and my face brighter!

The picture below was taken the same day within 10 minutes of each other and without makeup.
The before picture shows more redness, blotchiness, and dull in color.
The after has a smoother surface, tighter skin, and a glowing and brighter complexion.
5 Skin Rituals I Hate to Skip

I also love that this exfoliate is all natural and free of harmful ingredients. Cha-ching for the skin!

Additonally, I’ve noticed it preps my skin for a cleaner and smoother makeup application for the next day,
as seen below while using the OZ Naturals Face Scrub for my exfoliating treatments for the previous posts.

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The list for great skin care is never ending and a little overwhelming at times,
so these five tricks alone are a great starting point for better looking skin and developing a routine!

xo/Riva

Thank you to OZ Naturals, powered by BrandBacker for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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